13th International Conference Japan
2020

The 13th ICPS International Conference is hosted by the Japanese Carnivorous Plant Society (JCPS) with the cooperation of the Kansai Carnivorous Plant Society (KCPS), the Tokai Carnivorous Plant Society (TCPS) and the Hiroshima Carnivorous Plant Society (HCPS).

May 22 (Fri)-May 24 (Sun) Conference, Plant Exhibition and Sale
May 25 (Mon) Day trip to the Tegarayama Conservatory Botanical Garden and the Hyogo Prefectural Flower Center
May 26 (Tue) Field trip to the local habitats in Hyogo Prefecture
May 27 (Wed) Field trip to the habitat of Pinguicula ramosa (Unryu Valley, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture)

1. International conference
Date and time:
May 22 (Fri) 09:00 - 17:00
May 23 (Sat) 09:00 - 17:00
May 24 (Sun) 09:00 - 17:00

Venue: “Large Hall" on the 6th floor of BIZ SPACE Himeji in Himeji City. (7 minute walk from Himeji Station)

Himeji is accessible by “Shinkansen” bullet train from Tokyo (nearest international airport: Narita or Haneda) in 3 hours. It takes about 1 hour 45 minutes by JR train from Kansai International Airport. Many hotels are available around the Himeji Station and the venue. Please see the web link of “Recommended hotels near Himeji Station”.

Himeji Castle, a World Heritage Site, is about a 5-minute walk away from the venue. You will be fascinated by the beautiful castle. Kyoto and Osaka, which are popular tourist sites, are only 1 hour’s ride from Himeji by JR train. You may want to make short trip to these cities before the conference.

English-Japanese interpreters will be hired for the presentations. Therefore, those who are not good at listening/speaking Japanese are very welcome to the conference.

Free-WiFi is available.

2. Plant exhibition and plant sales Date and time:
May 22 (Fri) 13:00 - 17:00
May 23 (Sat) 09:00 - 17:00
May 24 (Sun) 09:00 - 17:00

Venue: "Medium Hall" on the 5th floor of BIZ SPACE Himeji.

Tegarayama Conservatory Botanical Garden, Hyogo Prefectural Flower Center and the carnivorous plant societies will exhibit good specimens of carnivorous plant. In addition, many carnivorous plants and related goods are to be sold by a few Japanese CP nurseries and the CP societies.

Please note that CITES or phytosanitary certificates for export will not be issued in this conference.

3. Banquet
May 23 (Sat)
18:00 - Bar time
18:30 - Dinner

We are planning a banquet at the hall “Ciel” on the 14th floor of Hotel Monterey Himeji near the venue. Japanese and Western cuisines will be served with beer, sake, wine and soft drinks. We hope that participants talk about carnivorous plants with cultural exchanges. Please experience Japanese hospitality “OMOTENASHI”.
4. Day trip to the Tegarayama Conservatory Botanical Garden and the Hyogo Prefectural Flower Center

May 25 (Mon) 8:30 - 17:00

Day trip to the two botanical gardens by chartered bus all day.

Tegarayama Conservatory Botanical Garden
In the backyard, historical hybrids of Nepenthes (Koto series: N. wrigleyana, N. coccinea, N. henryana, etc.) have been cultivated for many years. A huge green type of N. truncata is displayed in the exhibition room.

Hyogo Prefectural Flower Center
This garden has the largest collections of carnivorous plants in Japan. There is a greenhouse dedicated to carnivorous plant, in which many kinds of Nepenthes, Drosera, Pinguicula, Roridura, etc. are displayed under superb conditions all year round. A giant N. clipeata is in the backyard and occasionally displayed in the exhibition green house. As presented in the 2018 international conference, this giant female N. clipeata has been cultivated for over 20 years. Also Sarracenia and Heliamphora are cultivated excellently.

The area originally used to be a swampland and habitats of carnivorous plants. D. lunata and D. tokaiensis growing wildly can be found in a few spots.

5. Field trip to the local habitats
May 26 (Tue)

We will visit the habitats in Hyogo Prefecture (Abiki Marsh and Nishiwaki City) by rental cars from Himeji. D. lunata, D. tokaiensis and D. rotundifolia will be seen there.
Please note that the destination of the field trip may change depending on the condition of the habitats.

Participants of field trip to the habitat of Pinguicula ramosa will travel to Shinagawa by “Shinkansen” bullet train, then move to Kitasenju by train and stay at hotels in Kitasenju. (Train fare and accommodation fee are your own expense.)

6. Field trip to the habitat of Pinguicula ramosa May 27 (Wed)

We will move to Tobu Nikko Station from Kitasenju by Tobu Line train. Large luggage can be checked in coin lockers at Tobu Nikko Station. We will take taxies from the station to the entrance of the climbing trail, then we walk a gentle ascent for 2 hours to the habitat of Pinguicula ramosa.

Please note that it might be too early to see the full bloom in this season.

Nikko is a world-class tourist destination. The Nikko Toshogu is a part of the World Heritage Site, “Shrines and Temples of Nikko”. It might be worth it to stay in Nikko that night for sightseeing on the next day.

                                                                                                           
Schedule Events Participation fee Included in Participation fee Not included in Participation fee Accommodation
May 22 -24 International conference JPY 12,000 Conference materials Hotel charge
All meals
Around Himeji Station
May 22 -24 Plant exhibition and plant sales Free
May 23 Banquet JPY 8,000 Course meal
Drink
Hotel charge Around Himeji Station
May 25 Day trip to the two botanical gardens JPY 4,800 Chartered bus
Entrance fee
Lunch
Hotel charge
Dinner
Around Himeji Station
May 26 Field trip to the local habitats JPY 4,000 Rental car fee Hotel charge
Train fare
All meals
Around Kitasenjyu Station
May 27 Field trip to the habitat of Pinguicula ramosa JPY 2,000 Taxi fare Hotel charge
Train fare
All meals

Registration for the 13th ICPS International Conference

Link to registration form

Please inform the 13th ICPS International Conference Organizer Team Rep. of your name for registration by e-mail. (Deadline: March 31, 2020) with attaching the registration form (link is shown in the left column). .
Please transfer JPY 12,000 for the registration fee to the PayPal account (Deadline: April 30, 2020)

Plant exhibition and plant sales are admission free.

Registration for Oral Session Please inform the 13th ICPS International Conference Organizer Team Rep. of your name and presentation details (title, abstract, key words) (Deadline: End of March 2020)
The allocated time of speech is 30 minutes at maximum.
Speech will be consecutively translated into Japanese by the English-Japanese interpreters.
All speakers are required to make their presentation data using PowerPoint.
Please deliver the presentation data to the 13th ICPS International Conference Organizer Team Rep. of by e-mail or Google Drive by April 20, 2020 for the interpreters’ preparation.
If necessary, presenters can finalize the data and bring it in a memory device (USB memory, SD card) to the 1st day of the conference.
Speakers are exempt from the JPY 12,000 participation fee for the international conferences.
Accommodation Please be sure to make your own hotel reservations for Himeji and Kitasenjyu.

Information of recommended hotels in Himeji can be found on the web link.
Recommended hotels near Himeji Station

Registration for Banquet To make registration for the Banquet (May 23), please inform the 13th ICPS International Conference Organizer Team Rep. of your name by e-mail. (Deadline: March 31, 2020).

Please transfer JPY 8,000 for the registration fee to the PayPal account (Deadline: April 30, 2020).

Registration for the Day trip to the two botanical gardens To make registration for the Day trip to the two botanical gardens (May 25), please inform the 13th ICPS International Conference Organizer Team Rep.of your name by e-mail. (Deadline: March 31, 2020).

Please transfer JPY 4,800 for the registration fee to the PayPal account (Deadline: April 30, 2020).

Registration for the Field trip to the local habitats To make registration for the Field trip to the local habitats (May 26), please inform the 13th ICPS International Conference Organizer Team Rep. of your name by e-mail. (Deadline: March 31, 2020).

Please transfer JPY 4,000 for the registration fee to the PayPal account (Deadline: April 30, 2020)

Registration for the Field trip to the habitat of Pinguicula ramosa To make registration for the Field trip to the habitat of Pinguicula ramosa (May 27), please inform the 13th ICPS International Conference Organizer Team Rep. of your name by e-mail. (Deadline: March 31, 2020).

Please transfer JPY 2,000 for the registration fee to the PayPal account (Deadline: April 30, 2020)

Specific tips for transportation/accommodation will be provided to those who apply for this field trip.

PayPal information

Please transfer the registration fee to the following account.

PayPal account: YFA12853@nifty.com

13th ICPS International Conference Organizer Team
Director: Naoki Tanabe (JCPS Chairperson)  
Rep. for foreign visitors: Naoaki Okamoto*
* e-mail: nepenland@gmail.com